I have often felt that Lazarus was used a bit like a shill. I know this is not the most faithful response to Jesus bringing Lazarus back to life. Still... I see all the illustrations of a bound Lazarus coming out of the tomb, the strips of cloth hanging off of him, and I am irritated that John's Jesus deliberately waited until Lazarus was good and dead before appearing on the scene. I do wonder how many folk were convinced by this that Jesus was who he said he was.
Lazarus lay four days
In the tomb. Waited to proveJesus’ point.